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Prof Volodymyr Kruglyak

Associate Professor of Physics


Telephone: 01392 726243

Extension: (Streatham) 6243

My research interests span physics of wave phenomena and ultrafast spin dynamics in mesoscale magnetic structures, reaching out to the use of spins and spin waves (magnons) in practical applications, e.g. within magnonics and magnetic data storage technologies.

Further details of my research interests can be found at the group's research and my ORCID pages.

I am offering to supervise self-motivated, suitably qualified PhD students (either self-funded or applying for funding) within the areas of my research interests.

Education and Employment

  • 1996 - 2001  Specialist in Physics, Donetsk National University
  • 2001 - 2004  PhD in Physics, University of Exeter
  • 2004 - 2008  Associate Research Fellow, University of Exeter
  • 2008 - 2013  EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, University of Exeter
  • 2013 - 2015  Senior Lecturer in Physics, University of Exeter
  • 2015 -          Associate Professor of Physics, University of Exeter

Funded Research Projects

  • (Coordinator and Exeter PI) "Magnonic Artificial Neural networks and Gate Arrays (MANNGA)" Horizon Europe 101070347 / UKRI 10039217, 01/09/2022 - 31/08/2025, £767,662
  • (PI) "MXene under dynamic strain" Royal Society International Exchanges IES\R3\203084, 08/03/2021 - 07/03/2024, £12,000
  • (CI) "Expanded access to the Exeter time resolved magnetism (ExTReMag) facility" EPSRC EP/V054112/1, 01/10/2021 - 30/09/2023, £186,020
  • (PI) "Controlling Acoustic Metamaterials with Magnetic Resonances: The Best of Both Worlds" EPSRC EP/T016574/1, 17/04/2020 - 16/10/2023, £761,787
  • (CI) "EXTREMAG: an Exeter-based Time Resolved Magnetism Facility" EPSRC EP/R008809/1, 01/01/2018 - 31/01/2021, £1,128,435
  • (PI) "Magnonics, Interactions and Complexity: Multifunctional Aspects of Spin Wave Dynamics" H2020-MSCA RISE-2014, 01/02/2015 - 31/01/2019, €220,500
  • (PI) "Coherent Spin Waves for Emerging Nanoscale Magnonic Logic Applications" EPSRC EP/L019876/1, 29/09/2014 - 28/03/2018, £459,397 
  • (Coordinator and Exeter PI) "Novel Wave Phenomena in Magnetic Nanostructures (NoWaPhen)" EU FP7 PIRSES-GA-2009-247556, 03/05/2010 - 02/05/2014, €156,600
  • (PI) "Sub-Picosecond Control of Nano-Magnets" EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship, EPSRC EP/E055087/1, 01/03/2008 - 28/02/2013, £721,061
  • (Coordinator and Exeter PI) "Magnonics: Mastering Magnons in Magnetic Meta-Materials (MAGNONICS)" EU FP7 NMP-2008-SMALL-2-CP-FP-228673, 15/09/2009 - 14/09/2012, €822,796
  • (Coordinator and Exeter PI) "Advanced Computational Studies of Dynamic Phenomena in Magnetic Nano-Materials (DYNAMAG)" EU FP7 NMP-2008-EU-India-2-CP-FP  233552, 01/06/2009 - 31/05/2012, €284,832
  • (CI) "Spin-wave and domain wall dynamics in vertical magnetic nanowires" UKIERI SA07-021, 01/04/2008 - 31/03/2011, £101,099
  • (CI) "Studying Sub-Picosecond Photo-Magnetic Switching with Nanometer Resolution" EPSRC EP/G027846/1, 01/11/2008 - 30/04/2009, £5,676
  • (PI) "Magnons in periodic magnetic nanowires" Royal Society International Incoming Visit of Professor A. N. Kuchko, 20/11/2008 - 20/12/2008, £2,746

Selected Invited Presentations

Selected invited presentations and lectures at international conferences and workshops:

  • “Magnonics: Optics of Spin Waves”, International OSA Network of Students (IONS) conference, Exeter, July 2019
  • “Future of Magnonics”, Workshop “Future of Spintronics”, Loughborough, UK, January 2019
  • “Magnonics: Treating Spin Waves as Waves”, 3rd International Advanced School on Magnonics 2018, Kiev, Ukraine, September 2018
  • “Graded Index Lenses for Spin Waves”, IEEE International Conference on Microwave Magnetics in Exeter, UK, June 2018. (Presented by N. J. Whitehead)
  • “Spin Wave Control in Patterned Magnets: From Magnetic Textures to Resonances”, Sol-SkyMag 2018 International Conference on Magnetism and Spintronics, San Sebastian, Spain, June 2018
  • “Excitation and Control of Spin Waves using Fano Resonances and Graded Magnonic Index”, 5th International Conference of Asian Union of Magnetics Societies IcAUMS’2018 in Jeju, South Korea, June 2018
  • “Magnonics, Quo Vadis?”, DPG Spring Meeting and EPS-CMD27 conference in Berlin, Germany, March 2018
  • “Schlomann and Fano spin wave resonances in nano-magnonics: Excite, control, capture”, Nano Magnonics Workshop 2018, Kaiserslautern, Germany, February 2018
  • “Ubiquitous Graded Magnonic Index: Friend or Foe?”, Workshop MagIC’2017, Poznan, Poland, June 2017
  • “Ultrafast non-local response of thin metallic magnetic films to optical excitation: Magnetism, magneto-elastics or optics?”, International Conference CMD-26, Groningen, The Netherlands, September 2016
  • “Excitation and guiding of propagating spin waves in media with graded magnonic index”, VI Euro-Asian Symposium «Trends in Magnetism» EASTMAG’2016, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, August 2016
  • “Magnetically and optically controlled graded magnonic index: Excite, direct, capture”, 2nd International Advanced School on Magnonics, Exeter, UK, June 2016
  • “Symmetry of Spin Waves Excited in Thin Magnetic Films by Femtosecond Optical Pulses”, Ultrafast Magnetism Conference 2015, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, October 2015
  • "Towards graded-index magnonics: Steering spin waves in networks of magnonic waveguides", International Symposium Spin Waves 2015, St Petersburg, Russia, June 2015
  • "Towards graded-index magnonics: Breaking the symmetry of spin wave excitation in magnetic thin films and microstructures", Brillouin and Microwave Spectroscopy of Magnetic Micro- and Nanostructures (BrilMicS'2014), Saratov, Russia, August 2014
  • “Studying GHz and THz properties of magnonic metamaterials and waveguides in the time domain”, International Conference "Functional Materials 2013", Gaspra, Ukraine, October 2013
  • “Magnonic logic architectures driven by microwaves”, IEEE International Conference on Microwave Magnetics 2012, Kaiserslautern, Germany, August 2012
  • “Magnetic Resonance Phenomena in Magnonics”, International Workshop on Spin dynamics in Nanomagnets 2012, Seoul, Korea, July 2012
  • “Magnonics: Current Status and Perspectives”, 3rd International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetism, Istanbul, Turkey, April – May 2012
  • “Magnonics beyond magnonic crystals: Magnonic metamaterials and devices”, 2nd International Workshop “Magnonics: From Fundamentals to Applications”, Recife, Brazil, August 2011
  • “Magnonics: Exploiting spin waves in magnonic metamaterials and devices”, International Symposium Spin Waves 2011 in Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 2011
  • "Magnonic metamaterials", V. V. Kruglyak, International Workshop “Magnetic Phenomena in Micro- and Nano-Structures”, Donetsk, Ukraine, May 2010

Selected invited academic seminars and colloquia:

  • “Graded magnonic index: From steering and focusing to Bloch oscillations of spin waves”, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, March 2020
  • “Graded magnonic index: From steering and focusing to Bloch oscillations of spin waves”, University of York, United Kingdom, March 2020
  • "Excitation and guiding of propagating spin waves in media with graded magnonic index", University of Bialystok, Poland, April 2016
  • "Towards graded-index magnonics: Steering spin waves in magnonic networks", Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, April 2015
  • “From magnonic crystals to magnonic metamaterials and devices (overcoming the momentum gap)”, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, November 2011
  • "Magnonic metamaterials", Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, March 2010
  • "Magnonic metamaterials?", Max Plank Institute of Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany, August 2009
  • “Pump and probe of ultrafast dynamics of electrons, spins, and phonons in metals”, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India, September 2008

Contributions to the Community

Organiser / member of the organising committee of

  • International Workshop “Magnonics: From Fundamentals to Applications”, Dresden 2009 (Founder and Chair), Carovigno 2019 (Programme Committee)
  • International Advanced School on Magnonics, Santa Margherita Ligure 2012 (Founder and Chair), Exeter 2016 (Chair), Porto 2021 (Programme Committee)
  • IEEE International Conference on Microwave Magnetics, Exeter 2018 (Local Committee)
  • Joint European Magnet Symposia JEMS’2016, Glasgow 2016 (Programme Committee)
  • International Conference on Magnetism ICM'2012, Busan 2012 (Programme Committee)

Other contributions

  • Coordinator of the MAGNONICS, DYNAMAG and NoWaPhen EU FP7 projects
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the “Low Temperature Physics” journal (2010 - 2012)
  • Guest editor of the Special Issue of Journal of Physics D – Applied Physics on Magnonics (2010)
  • Member of the EPSRC peer review college; reviewer for other national and international funding bodies
  • Reviewer for major physics and multidisciplinary journals


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